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Fairmount Heights in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trammell-Taylor House

717 59th Avenue

 

— Historic Resource, Built circa 1910 —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
1. Trammell-Taylor House Marker
Inscription.  The Trammell-Taylor House was one of the most substantial houses in the early development of Fairmount Heights. The house is a two-and-one-half story, side gabled, wood frame dwelling with Classical Revival decorative details. Above the entry porch is a narrow nine-pane diamond shape window. A single-pane octagonal window lights the loft level in each gable end. The Trammell-Taylor house was built for John and Martha Trammell, who purchased two unimproved lots from developer, Robinson White (developer of Bungalow Row now 62nd Avenue) in 1907. John Trammell worked as a waiter when he first settled in Fairmount Heights. The Trammells remained in their family house until 1937. In 1961, the house became the law office and home of Circuit Court Judge James H. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was a Marylander, who was educated at Howard University and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1956. During the 1960ls he served as the Assistant States Attorney for Prince George’s County. In 1969 he was appointed to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court and served there until 1988.

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Trammell-Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
2. Trammell-Taylor House Marker
by the Mayor and Town Council of Fairmount Heights, 2016

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitecture. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 38° 54.026′ N, 76° 54.94′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 59th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 59th Avenue, Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairmount Heights Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert S. Nichols House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); World War II Monument (about 500 feet away); James F. Armstrong House (about 500 feet away); Samuel Hargrove House (about 700 feet away); Municipal Center Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
Trammell-Taylor House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
3. Trammell-Taylor House
Trammell-Taylor House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
4. Trammell-Taylor House
Diamond Window image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
5. Diamond Window
Dormer image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2018
6. Dormer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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